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Incorrect Installation of Timber Leads to Wet Rot and Extensive Damage

June 26, 2018

Every building is under threat from fungal decay, Wet Rot and Dry Rot which can both cause problems in structural integrity.
The first, and very important task, is to identify correctly which problem a building is facing. Our fully-qualified surveyors are experts in identifying and treating both kinds.

Furthermore, there are many different types of Wet Rot. Identifying the difference is crucial to ensure implementing the correct treatment to effect eradication of the problem.

At this house on the south coast, a defective roof detail, together with faulty installation of untreated timbers externally, had resulted in widespread wet rot decay. Severe deterioration had taken hold to fascia timbers.

The client required assurances that his beautiful property would not suffer with this issue again.

We recommended that installation of Cedral Board, a fibre cement weatherboard cladding that is the ideal minimal-maintenance, rot-free alternative to traditional timber weatherboarding.

Its visual similarity to and appeal of natural timber also makes it a more attractive alternative to PVCu.

We removed all defective timber and replaced it with Cedral Timber to create a sympathetic and natural appearance in keeping with the rest of the property.

Our clients receive even more reassurance with our comprehensive 10-year guarantee backed by GPI insurance on all our projects.

June 26th, 2018